Slam toasties and tacos and drink cocktails from a glass skull this artist-led New Farm bar.

You've probably heard the name Steen Jones before. He's the chap behind Few and Far Collective and now your new best mate for drinks and general carousing down the New Farm-end of Brunswick Street. Jones and Anthony Calligeros have transformed what was once wine bar Anise (RIP) into the newest spot for a nightcap or a Sunday sesh: Deathproof.

Pull up a seat at the bar and order a cocktail, or just get a Sailor Jerry and dry — the atmosphere is perfect for either. They have a pretty impressive backbar and a solid cocktail menu, with their signature cocktail (featuring apricot, lemon, pineapple, and house salted pineapple and cinnamon syrup) served in a glass skull.

Now, on to the other important part: the food. With a drink firmly in-hand, you can peruse the menu. Maybe get a basket of battered pickles or onion rings to snack on while you're waiting for your Reuben, wings or tacos.  On Thursday nights it's all about the cheese with $10 toasties (the Sloppy Joe and the Los Cubano are solid faves), and you can never really go wrong with the ooze-fest that is poutine. And if you wake up with a hangover on Sunday — no judgement — then get to Deathproof for SOS Sundays for two-for-one chips or sandwiches to soothe your raging need for carbs.

Oh, and if you're admiring the artwork on the walls you'd better admire it while you can — the Deathproof guys are going to be changing things up frequently, featuring new artwork and menu items as part of a carefully managed visual refresh of the space. Partnerships with local artists, brands and events will make this an ever-changing space where you'll always be able to get a drink and some tasty eats on Brunswick Street.

Published on April 17, 2017 by Laura Dawson

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